We were established in 1972 and have been a trusted and much-respected presence in the automotive aftermarket ever since.
Drawing on a long history of knowledge and industry relationships, we provide professionals in the automotive aftermarket with technical information for cars, vans and motorcycles.
Our data is licensed directly from over 170 manufacturers and covers 43,500 models worldwide, making us one of the most comprehensive products for service, maintenance and repair.
World leader in data process
Our workforce of expert automotive technicians, developers, graphic designers, translators and management teams all work towards producing the most accurate, efficient, and easy-to-use automotive technical information.
The value of our technical data lies not only in the essential nature of the information, but also in the presentation, standardisation and reliability of the content, aiding the efficiency with which vehicle technicians can carry out their work.
“We understand the value of our personnel in the achievement of our goals – they are the most important element in the continuing success of our organisation.”
Rod Williams, Autodata Chief Executive
Our history, vision and organisational culture have attracted and sustained creative and innovative individuals who are committed to helping develop our ambitious solutions: we have over 200 highly-skilled employees in several countries, the majority of whom are directly involved in product development.
Our people are the cornerstone of our ability to deliver the most accurate and reliable technical information to our customers. For this reason, we invest significantly into sourcing exceptional people and providing an environment where employees can develop their skills and embrace our organisational values.
We are committed to conducting business in accordance with the highest business standards, industry regulations and customer expectations: we are certified by Bureau Veritas and have been since 1996.
Autodata Limited’s certifications include Quality Policy and Certification to ISO 9001, Environmental Policy and Certification to ISO 14001 and British Standard for Health and Safety Certification to BS OHSAS 18001.
As a trusted world-leading supplier of technical information to the automotive aftermarket we work alongside the industry’s associations and influential groups, to improve quality throughout the sector and to ensure that our solutions deliver against the highest industry standards.
Autodata’s earliest origins are in a translation agency called Intereurope, founded in 1962.
Through a management buyout, Autodata Ltd. is established in Maidenhead (United Kingdom), publishing vehicle manuals for trade, workshops and DIY manuals for car enthusiasts.
The first electronic product is launched, supplying workshops with technical information in disk format.
Autodata Australia is founded to cater for an increased level of operations in Australia & New Zealand.
The first online product is launched to accommodate the changing structure of modern workshops.
Autodata Germany is founded with a new office and workforce, based in Stuttgart.
Autodata France is launched to support the growing number of workshops across Europe that are using Autodata.
The API product is launched, providing a powerful platform for partners to integrate Autodata’s wealth of technical information into their own applications and solutions.
The new online web application is launched, kicking off a new era of product innovation and advancement for the company.
Autodata acquires SFTA, a technical solution provider and major distributor in France, to provide direct support for French customers.
A major migration project upgrades 100% of customers worldwide over to the new online Autodata, replacing all older online and CD versions.
Autodata for Motorcycles is launched online. The world’s first online multi-manufacturer technical information application for motorcycles, it reflects the growing need for accurate technical information in this part of the industry.
Autodata becomes a part of the Solera Group family, providing exciting new possibilities for further innovation and product enhancements.
Autodata for Motorcycles is now available in 17 languages, putting it on the same level as the cars and vans product.
Autodata launches service schedules for motorcycles, making it the most comprehensive product of its kind.